News – 12/07/11

55022 – The Devonian Railtour 9/7/11
A selection of photos from 55022’s “The Devonian” Railtour

55022 enters New Street with the 06.15 Doncaster-Paignton chartex - Photo Bill Pizer

55022 enters New Street with the 06.15 Doncaster-Paignton chartex - Photo Bill Pizer

55022 powers through Kings Norton on the outward run - Photo John Donohoe

55022 powers through Kings Norton on the outward run - Photo John Donohoe

47804 & 55022 at Exminster - Photo Neil Cannon

47804 & 55022 at Exminster - Photo Neil Cannon

47804 + 55022 at Hollicombe 1Z32 06.15 Doncaster to Paignton - Photo Derek Clarke

47804 + 55022 at Hollicombe 1Z32 06.15 Doncaster to Paignton - Photo Derek Clarke

55022 & 47804 at Goodrington carriage sidings - Photo Bill Pizer

55022 & 47804 at Goodrington carriage sidings - Photo Bill Pizer

 55022 & 47804 at  Paignton with the 17.25 chartex to Doncaster - Photo Bill Pizer

55022 & 47804 at Paignton with the 17.25 chartex to Doncaster - Photo Bill Pizer

55022 + 47804  Depart Paignton with the 1Z34 17.25 Paignton Doncaster - Photo Derek Clarke

55022 + 47804 Depart Paignton with the 1Z34 17.25 Paignton Doncaster - Photo Derek Clarke

55022 at Stoke Canon on the return - Photo Neil Cannon

55022 at Stoke Canon on the return - Photo Neil Cannon

55022 at Stoke Cannon - Photo Neil Cannon

55022 at Stoke Cannon - Photo Neil Cannon

The Riviera Rat
Rare Rat D7535 was out in action on the Paignton to Kingswear Line in association with the incoming “The Devonian” Railtour.  A selection of photos…

D7535 leaves Paignton with the 15.15 to Kingswear - Photo Bill Pizer

D7535 leaves Paignton with the 15.15 to Kingswear - Photo Bill Pizer

D7535 arrives at Paignton with the 16.15 ex Kingswear - Photo Bill Pizer

D7535 arrives at Paignton with the 16.15 ex Kingswear - Photo Bill Pizer

50135
The C50A’s 50 135 “Ark Royal” was moved by road from the ELR down to Cardiff Canton today for lifting and repairs following its wheelset and traction motor problems at the recent ELR Diesel Gala.

50 135 travels through Cardiff City Center on route to Canton 12/07/11 - Photo Andy Ralph

50 135 travels through Cardiff City Center on route to Canton 12/07/11 - Photo Andy Ralph

Boden Rail Engineering Update

33035 lifted at Boden Rail, both bogies removed and wheels sets, wheels have just come back from tyre turning - Photo Boden Rail Engineering

33035 lifted at Boden Rail, both bogies removed and wheels sets, wheels have just come back from tyre turning - Photo Boden Rail Engineering

40106, steel work replacement now finished and preparation is well under the way for its repaint - Photo Boden Rail Engineering

40106, steel work replacement now finished and preparation is well under the way for its repaint - Photo Boden Rail Engineering

Llangollen Diesel Group Update
Preparations for the LR 1960’s weekend on 30th and 31st July are coming along well, with work starting on Mk1 CK No 16071’s repaint into BR Blue by LDG volunteers . The photo below shows preparation work underway at Pentrefelin on Saturday 2nd July (photo by Gary Roberts).

The return to traffic of Class 47 No D1566 for the 1960’s weekend took a step forward on June 22nd when the loco was started for the first time in nearly two years after cooling system repairs. The loco ran well for around 30 minutes and now appears to be watertight. Some minor electrical work is required before the loco can move under its own power. A video of the start up is here:

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Posted July 12, 2011 by presgen in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News